Curtis Giovanni Flowers is an African-American man who has been tried six times in the state of Mississippi, United States for murder. On June 18, 2010, his sixth trial jury convicted him of the 1996 murders of an ex-employer and three workers. Two earlier trials ended as mistrials; three trials ended as convictions that were later overturned by the Mississippi Supreme Court.
Herbie Flowers (born Brian Keith Flowers, 19 May 1938, in Isleworth, Middlesex) is an English musician specialising in bass guitar, double-bass and tuba. He is noted as a member of Blue Mink, T. Rex and Sky and as one of Britain's best-known session bass-players, having contributed to recordings by Elton John (Tumbleweed Connection etc.), David Bowie (Space Oddity/Diamond Dogs), Lou Reed (Transformer (album) including the prominent bass line of "Walk on the Wild Side"), Roy Harper, David Essex, Allan Clarke, Al Kooper, Harry Nilsson (including bass on "Jump into the Fire"), Cat Stevens, Serge Gainsbourg and George Harrison: he also played bass on Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds. By the end of the 1970s Flowers had played bass on an estimated 500 hit recordings.
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